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Dont take my friends away

Questions: Where in this world do tax dollars pay government agents to park near preschool centers and watch parents drop off or pick up their babies?

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Yes, we did

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon and Kentucky primary voters May 20 gave Barack Obama the majority of elected delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, virtually assuring his nomination as that party’s candidate for the presidency.

Historic victory for marriage equality

SAN FRANCISCO — Supporters of marriage equality are celebrating this week, after the California Supreme Court’s historic May 15 decision that a ban on marriage between same-sex couples is unconstitutional discrimination.

Yes, we did: Obama hits delegate milestone as primaries near end

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon and Kentucky primary voters May 20 gave Barack Obama the majority of elected delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, virtually assuring his nomination as that party’s candidate for the presidency.

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A Southern battleground for Communists and other heroes

Professor Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore’s book, “Defying Dixie, The Radical Roots of Civil Rights 1919-1950,” creates full-color mosaic portraits of the great men and women who took on the horrific task of fighting for civil rights at a time and place when fearsome lynchings and race riots were common occurrences. Each delicate tile of each mosaic is gingerly placed in the natural flow of time, and in conjunction with the ever-clearer portraits of others involved in the same events.

What will we eat when the soil is gone?

More than one environmental crisis threatens our planet. While most of our collective attention is focused on global warming and climate change, the topsoil which sustains life is quickly eroding.

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A labor of love for the love of labor

I’m not sure I can remember exactly where I first met Anne Feeney. Suffice it to say that Feeney is the epitome of Preacher Casey in Steinbach’s great novel, “Salt of the Earth.” I know I saw her at Ravenswood, at Camp Solidarity in western Virginia, at the big steelworker rally at the WCI strike in Youngstown and at the Newport News strike. I could go on and on, but it really is true; wherever workers struggle for justice, it’s there you’ll find Anne Feeney!

Sit-ins protest acquittals in Sean Bell case

NEW YORK — Thousands of New Yorkers from all walks of life are demanding that something be done to redress what most see as a travesty of justice. Not only was Sean Bell killed on his wedding day, and two of his friends wounded, when plainclothes police, unprovoked, fired 50 bullets at him, but of the five officers involved, only three were indicted — and each was acquitted on all counts.

Test your knowledge of John McCain

Instructions: Read an item in Column A. Then read the item next to it in Column B and put a check in the box next to the item you think best reflects the real John McCain.

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